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LeMons Rally

I couldn't make it to the LeMons Rally, but my good friend and rally co-driver Steve Harrell, who I've never met before, sounded me out on borrowing Chase 1 to do it with Jalopnik editor Stef Schrader. The trip is taking them to such garden spots as Fallon, Vegas and Bakersfield and then back to Monterey.
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Mint 400 recap

There are some races where if it weren't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all. The Mint 400 was one of those races. In this case, the engine apparently seized about 24 miles into the the race.
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AJ’s Avengers and their ride for a diabetes cure


AJ is 11. He was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

AJ’s uncle Miguel Gutierrez is riding for a cure. Please consider supporting AJ’s Avengers and make a donation to the American Diabetes Association and the 2016 Napa Valley Tour de Cure

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Beetle Dune presser

Volkswagen invited me (and 1107B) to take part in a week-long press event in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, where reporters came in to test drive the new Beetle Dune. After driving the Dune, I didn’t thing anyone would be interested driving an 11 car (particularly in the freezing rain in Pahrump), but, as usual, I was wrong.
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VW Dune Beetle (and 1107)

VW rolled out the new Dune Beetle today at the LA Auto Show and I woke up to a text from a friend at Jalopnik “Hey Jim, is that your car back there?” Yep! 1107B has a walk on role in the rollout, appearing in one of the press photos for the Dune Beetle
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